Seeking Member for VT Urban & Community Forestry Council

Lend Your Voice in Support of Vermont’s Urban & Community Forests

Are you a municipal staff member tasked with managing and stewarding trees in your city, town, or village?  Are you on a tree board, town forest committee, or conservation commission? Are you involved in any local effort that plans and cares for the trees in your community?

If so, the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program Council wants to hear you voice.  The Council is currently seeking an individual to join the 20-seat membership of statewide professionals and volunteers that guide and support the Urban & Community Forestry Program and its staff.

To be considered for membership, please provide the following:

  • Name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Why you are interested in serving on the Council
  • What you feel you can contribute to the Council and the Program

Send the above information to by October 14th, 2022.  The Council and staff will consider all applications and notify applicants of a decision by November 1st.  


The 20-member Council works with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program staff to advise on strategic direction and support program delivery. The roles and responsibilities of Council members can be found here and current membership can be found on our program website here. Members appointed to the Council represent a broad array of expertise, leadership, and points of view. The Council meets quarterly on the second Wednesdays of March, June, September, and December; meetings are typically a full day and held at varied locations across the state. Please note that this is an unpaid position.  Commitments asked of members include:

  • Attend all quarterly meetings (2nd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December)
  • Attend the annual Vermont Arbor Day Conference (May)
  • Occasionally volunteer to review grants, award nominations, or resources in development
  • Provide occasional input on programming or resources via email when requested by staff


The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is a partnership between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the University of Vermont Extension. Its mission is ‘to lead citizens, businesses, and governments in understanding the value of urban and community forests and to promote civic responsibility for and participation in the stewardship of these resources for this and future generations.’

Learn more about the Program and the Council by visiting our website.

Questions: contact Elise Schadler, 802.522.6015

Application accommodations are available for people with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency. To arrange these services or make an alternate request, contact Elise Schadler with the Vermont Department of Forest Parks and Recreation by email or at 802.881.1256. Voice and relay calls are welcome.